Canberra Conversation Lecture Series

What or how much value does the ACT education system add to your child's learning?

Thu 22 September 2016Speakers: Mr Trevor Cobbold, Professor Moosung Lee and Professorial Fellow Jon Stanhope AO / 12.30pm - 1.30pmFunction Room, Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre, North Building, 180 London Circuit, CANBERRA CITY

DATE: Thursday 22 September 2016
TIME: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
VENUE: Function Room, Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre, North Building, 180 London Circuit, CANBERRA CITY.

This Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis Canberra Conversation Public Lecture will discuss the ACT’s educational system. The event is jointly convened by Professorial Fellow Jon Stanhope AO and Adjunct Professor Dr Khalid Ahmed PSM.

This event is free to attend. Registration is essential. Please click here to register. 


Trevor Cobbold
Trevor Cobbold is national convenor of Save Our Schools, which advocates for public education and increasing equity in education. Trevor has a long history of involvement in education. He was Honorary Secretary of the ACT Council of P&C Associations from 1988 to 2001 and a member of the Council Executive from 1987 to 2006. He will draw on the latest NAPLAN results to assess the overall performance of the ACT education system and its progress in improving equity in education.
Professor Moosung Lee
Moosung Lee is the youngest Centenary Professor at the University of Canberra. Prior to joining the University of Canberra, he held appointments as Associate Professor and founding Deputy Director of the Education Policy Unit at the University of Hong Kong. He earned his Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration in 2009, funded by a number of scholarships and fellowships including a Fulbright scholarship. He has published widely in high-quality academic forums in the areas of educational leadership and administration. He currently serves on the editorial board of a number of international journals and is co-editor of the Multicultural Education Review. He will draw on his research on educational attainments for students from socially and racially disadvantaged backgrounds.
Professorial Fellow Jon Stanhope AO
Jon Stanhope was a member of the ACT Legislative Assembly from 1998 to 2011. He was the Territory’s Chief Minister from 2001 to 2011 and also held the portfolios of Attorney-General, Municipal Services and Treasury during his tenure. He was Administrator of the Australian Indian Ocean Territories from 2012 to 2014. Besides IGPA, Jon is currently engaged with Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service as an adviser. He will discuss educational outcomes for the Indigenous students in the Territory.


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